Boyne Valley Flavour's Christmas Gift Guide Part 1 Delicious Food & Drinks
Buy Boyne Valley this Christmas! We all know the importance of shopping locally and supporting your local businesses and in the Boyne Valley we are absolutely spoilt for choice with lots to choose from.
To make it easy we have put together a list of our members who have delicious food & drink from the Boyne Valley that will make the perfect gifts this festive season.
For the cheese lover in your life look no further than Sheridan's Cheesemongers, there online store offers a huge selection of hampers, cheese, wine & lots more or pop into their Meath HQ in The Old Forge Restaurant next to Virginia Road Station, Pottlereagh Carnaross Co. Meath to purchase in person.
Their shop and cafe is open 7 days a week and their Saturday Farmer's Market takes place each Saturday 10-2pm.
Boann Distillery is renowned for its innovative distilling techniques and unparalleled craftsmanship, making it a standout in the Irish drinks industry. This Christmas, it has an array of exceptional and distinctive spirits, poised to delight during the festive season.
Silks Irish Gin- Winner of Best Irish Gin at the Irish Whiskey awards 2022, is a fresh, floral contemporary spirit distilled by hand in small batches.
1848 Apple Brandy- Experience the marriage of two worlds in the form of 1848 Apple Brandy, a unique blend that pays homage to the inaugural flying of the Irish national flag in 1848.
The Whistler 10-year-old French Oak offers a unique single malt whiskey that weaves together the best traits of two different species of oak.
The Whistler 16-year-old Palo Cortado “El Misterioso” At the top end of the range is the single malt 16-year-old Whistler “El Misterioso”, elegantly presented in a striking red single bottle presentation case.
Kells Gin originated in Kells Co Meath famously known as the Monastic Capital of Medieval Ireland. Kells Gin took inspiration from Colmcille’s monks who were not just accomplished scholars and scribes, but also master brewers and distillers.
The distinct notes in Kells Gin are influenced by the Victorian era, which saw Kells rise in prominence again for its craftsmanship when the women of Kells produced the famous Kells Lace. The Kells Lace patterns were deliberately chosen to represent the local foliage and so were predominantly floral and foliate. Today, the ingredients of Kells Gin mirror the innovative lace designs and ensure a taste of Kells in every pour.
They have various gift boxes available for the festive season.
McEntee's Tea have a great selection of Christmas gifts this year for the Tea lover in your life. Introduce them to the flavour of proper loose Irish Tea with filter Teapots, Mugs and Strainers to choose from.
Here's what one of our customers say "McEntee's Tea - for serious tea drinkers. Never fails to provide a top class brew. I first bought it as an ideal gift for tea-drinking friends and it fast became a standard in the grocery shop. McEntee's provide some lovely accessories when a special occasion cup of tea is called for. The nettle tea has a great zing to it."
Listoke Distillery & Gin School
Listoke Distillery a family run business, have a gorgeous range of gift hampers on offer for the festive season featuring their award winning premium gin, whiskey and vodka. The perfect grown up Christmas gift.
King of Kefir
King of Kefir is Ireland’s and Europe’s first dedicated water kefir brewery using traditional water kefir grains since 2014. All of their flavors are created from scratch using only organic botanical ingredients by brewing herbal infusions.All of their drinks are 100% natural and free of artificial flavourings, preservatives, and additives.
A unique Christmas gift.
Drogheda Honey is produced by native Irish honey bee's (Apis mellifera mellifera) in the Boyne Valley, on the north and south of the River Boyne, and in the Cooley Mountains. Drogheda Honey are members of the native Irish honey bee society, where they actively promote and protect their native honey bee, through education and advocate against the importation of non-native honey bee species. The bees are ethically managed and treated for Varroa, using only organic methods.
They have a range of gift hampers available for the festive season
At Bakealicious, they believe that everything cake should taste as good as it looks. Focusing on flavour, each mouthful of their cakes leaves you with the taste of pure happiness.
Their Christmas Shop is now open online with a mix of individual products, build your own hampers, curated hampers, and more, they have you covered for the perfect gift for your loved ones ...or yourself.
The Studio Coffee Roasters
Studio Coffee Roasters are proud to roast coffee from all over the world to create their own single origin coffees. The quality of their roasted coffee depends on their green bean suppliers, they source beans from 18 producing countries. They have an extensive range of coffees, blends and accessories available on their online shop perfect for the coffee lover in your life this Christmas.
Newgrange Gold produce award-winning Irish Rapeseed Oil & Wild Flax Oil in the heart of the Boyne Valley. This Christmas they have exquisite Gift Boxes available to buy on their online shop featuring the finest selection of beautifully presented boxes of cold-pressed Irish Rapeseed oils. Each Gift Box also includes a 125ml reusable spray cap bottle.
Dreambeans sells multi-award-winning, hand-roasted coffee, directly to consumers throughout the Boyne Valley & Ireland. Run by husband-and-wife team, Pat McArdle and Caoimhe O’Dwyer they source and buy small batches of the very finest beans available and roast them to perfection in Dundalk, Co Louth. Once you try Dreambeans, you’ll never want to go back to ordinary coffee ever again.
Their full range of coffees, gift hampers and accessories are available on their online shop.
Jumping Church Brewery
Jumping Church Brewery is located just outside Ardee, Co. Louth, and was established by brothers Oran and Robert Durnin, on their family farm in the Boyne Valley. The team at Jumping Church Brewery are passionate about producing exciting beer, using as much locally sourced ingredients as possible.
They currently have five beers Pale ale (Gae Bolga), Red ale (Ferdia Red), Stout (The Turf Man),Juicy IPA( Bitter Sweet),and IPA (St Ledger), all named after local myths and legends, and it's where they get our inspiration to keep creation new and exciting beers for everyone’s taste.
This Christmas they have a selection of their beers available in a gift box on their online shop.
URBÓ is a delicious, wholesome milk-based drink, produced using only natural ingredients. It has all of the functional health benefits of whole milk, is high in protein, rich in vitamins & minerals, low in lactose and uses only milk that is fully traceable to their farm. This is the perfect gift for any gym goers this Christmas.
Coole Swan is made with heart, right here in the Boyne Valley. Coole Swan was born of a vision to reinvent Irish Cream Liqueur for a modern world. It is an unruly re-creation of a classic Irish product, a perfect blend of whiskey, chocolate and cream.
Bee Wise Honey is hand crafted in small batches, and is traceable from their own honey bees to the honey pot, 100% natural. They offer a range of spring, summer, Ivy, cut comb, soft set and section honey. All have distinct flavours, depending on the flowers the bees have worked. They have a range of honey and honey products available.
Bohó Nibz is an online artisanal chocolate shop, locally produced in Navan, Co. Meath, in which exquisite treats, such as, Bon bons and Chocolate Bars are offered.
Karen has been living in Ireland for the last five years. Coming from an exotic and beautiful country, Colombia, where their love for chocolate, coffee and fruits is unconditional. Working as a pastry chef has given Karen the opportunity to discover how pleasurable the pairing of these flavours are, and she very much hopes to share this satisfying experience with all of you through her range of chocolate products. Each of her chocolates are handmade and hand-painted in small batches, using the finest ingredients possible.
A beautiful gift for chocolate lovers.
Tastees is based in Clogherhead, County Louth & specialises in Jam, Chutneys and Sauces, along with spice & herb mixes, using locally sourced ingredients and supporting local businesses.
Their products are all made in small batches, to create a consistent, yet unique flavour, and their latest creation is a delicious Pear & Date Chutney, that goes great with a selection of cheeses.
Christmas Hampers are available now on their online shop and at Christmas Markets throughout the Boyne Valley.
All products can be purchased by email or messaging through Instagram - @tastees_siobhainsjewelry
Dan Kelly's Cider
Dan Kelly’s Irish Cider is made from apples harvested in Boyne Grove Fruit Farm, their own family farm in the Boyne Valley at Drogheda.
The Dan Kelly’s Cider family has a range of four different blends:
- Original Cider
- Whiskey Cask Cider
- Single Variety Cider No 1
- Coll’s Craft
All are available to purchase online.
Urban Indian is a bustling family business, producing unique flavoursome Indian chutneys, curry sauces and snacks, based in the Boyne Valley. They specialise in vegetarian Indian Snacks, ranging from Samsoas, Cutlets, Onion Bhajis, Veggie Biscuits and many more exciting foods.
They also provide home-made chutneys with a twist. Urban Indian use the finest ingredients for their chutneys. Try their chutneys as dips, on salads, on burgers and many more innovative food ideas.
Available at Farmers and Christmas Markets throughout the Boyne Valley.
A Bit on the Side
At A Bit on the Side, they have taken jelly to a whole new level with their hand-made, all natural Gourmet Savoury Jellies. Each one is a unique, novel combination of flavours, that can be served as a condiment, glaze or salad dressing base. These jellies are a total taste transformation...titillating, tempting, tantalizing. Whether you fancy a Hot, Tasty or Boozy Bit on the Side, their three lines of Savoury Jellies will satisfy all your wants, needs and desires.
Mark Jenkinson produces premium craft cider on his historic Farm, just outside Slane, in County Meath, using apples from his own orchards. His naturally sparkling Keeved cider is unique in Ireland, being the only Irish Cider to be made using the ancient technique of Keeving.
Delicate fresh apple aromas and rich fruit flavours, a robust and full bodied, complex cider with a soft natural sparkle, bittersweet twist and long dry finish. Serve chilled in a stemmed glass (never over ice in a pint :-) enjoy on it's own or as a food accompaniment. An ideal Irish and local alternative to Prosecco, Champagne or Cava etc. and perfect for Christmas Day!